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Paul Harris Life Story – Harris Water Main & Sewer Contractors

What do you write, when your granddaughter calls and says “Grandpa will you do me a favor? Please tell me in as many words as you like about you and Grandma’s life.”

Broken sewer casues sink hole in roadway

Sewer Camera Inspection Confirms Roadway Sinkhole

After a brief investigation the DEP was called on site to investigate, a sinkhole of this size does not form in the street for no reason. After completing

Jack hammer roadway for sewer repair

Is Rain The Cause of Your Sewer Backup?

Halfway through a rain filled day in NYC we received a call from a local Brooklyn homeowner who stated that they are receiving backwater from the excessive amounts of rain. They were interested in installing a check valve to avoid future backups due to rain.

water main leak roadway

Road Always Wet – Leaking Water Main?

You have been enjoying three consecutive days without any rain or snowfall however, the damp spot in front of your house has not subsided. You have walked up and down your street and have noticed the wet section of roadway is in front of your house and no other location. The first move should be […]

Installing storm sewer

DEP Violation for Sanitary Sewage Entering Storm Sewer – How to Resolve

The house in violation had dirty water entering into the storm sewer, most of the time this occurs due to an illegal connection at some point where the sanitary sewer line goes directly into the storm line. The first step was to complete a cam

Installing new cast iron

Back Pitch of Sewer Requires Pipe Repair

Depending on where the back pitch is the homeowner may have two options. If the back pitch is under the property, the licensed plumber may be able to replace the section of piping from the house to the curb or property line. If the remaining section of piping going out to the street is functional, the partial repair will resolve the back pitch.

Digging for sewer repair in roadway

Water Jet Fails to Clear Sewer Line Resulting in Pipe Repair

In our video you can see that the sewer line has experienced heavy root intrusion which was partially cleared by a water jet however, the camera cannot pass 21.5’. It was determined that

Water main leaking in snow

Snow Melting or Water Main Leaking?

Larger water mains consisting of 3” ductile iron or greater may end up taking more than one day due to the process for excavating and installing the new water main. When excavating for a ductile iron water line the plumber is always required to trench the roadway in preparation for DEP inspections

New pipe inside house

Water Main Freezes and Bursts in Cold Weather

After she realized that the water was seeping through her foundation wall, she contacted her local plumber who advised to call a water main and sewer specialist.

Harris Water was on site the very next day and began excavating in the roadway to first close the tap connection and stop the leak

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3 Things to Know Before Hiring Water Main and Sewer Repair Company

The repair or replacement of a broken water main or sewer occurs more often than one would expect. Most property owners assume that their broken water line is one of a select few that may occur in a given month and fail to understand that NYC property owners experience these issues hundreds of times each week.